Assistant Grassroots Activist Coordinator

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Jan 12, 2020
Full time Administrative Assistant Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objective:

To assist in PETA's work with activists to increase the effectiveness and frequency of activism and to encourage deeper commitments to animal rights and PETA


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Provide support of local grassroots activism around the country and the world

• Assist coordinators in cultivating relationships with activists

• Help mentor people new to the vegan lifestyle

• Provide support to activists who oversee PETA's Vegan Starter Kit stands

• Coordinate activists tabling at various concerts and festivals around the country

• Assist coordinators in working with the Communications Department to facilitate positive interactions between media and activists

• Assist with the development of activist organizations in areas of the country lacking leadership in order to strengthen PETA's Activist Network

• Assist with maintaining PETA's Activist Network database

• Travel to demonstrations, festivals, or other events in support of PETA campaigns, as needed

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



• Minimum of one year of grassroots activist experience

• Commitment to animal rights issues and familiarity with PETA campaigns

• Outgoing and personable manner and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

• Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Willingness and ability to travel

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

• Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization